There are mistakes, and then there are rookie mistakes. Take, for example, the sequence performed by New Jersey Nets rookie guard Kenny Anderson, recorded by The New York Times:
". . . . Anderson [committed] four mental mistakes within 10 seconds. . . . First, he lost the ball out of bounds because he was being hounded in backcourt. Then he moped, and let himself get burned for a quick layup. Then he dribbled upcourt and flung the ball toward the basket while there were still a couple of ticks left on the clock. Then he stumbled toward the Nets bench while coach Bill Fitch was talking, and gazed into the upper deck, no doubt admiring the new decor in the [Madison Square] Garden."